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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-25-2002, 12:41 AM Thread Starter
 
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Cam bearings and oil pressure

Hey all, if the rear cam bearing is not installed properly, oil hole not lined up, will the engine show oil pressure at the port at the rear of the block by the intake manifold next to the distributor? Lol, don't worry, nothing has happened to any of my engines.

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Ok come on people, I know someone knows this...

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no it wont
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What engine are you refering to?
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327 small block, and uh thanks muddy[img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img].

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Re: Cam bearings and oil pressure

The cam oils from an oil galley that runs above it and through the block from front to back on both banks of the engine. So if you install a cam bearing with the oil holes incorrectly aligned that bearing won't oil, but should not have any effect on the oil pressure at the port you're talking about. However there are soft plugs on either end of these oil galleys that can come out. This will cause low oil pressure/lifter noise on whichever bank the plug came out of. The front soft plugs are behind the cam gear, and if out will not show up externally. Just went through this problem with a re-manufactured 305. Cured the problem with a 350/Flat tops/comp cam etc., much better. If the sending unit/gauge is OK and there are many miles on the engine carbon may be a cause. Good Luck
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Re: Cam bearings and oil pressure

Well, I just built the engine. And it has good oil pressure with a mech. gauge and a drill turning the pump. So theres no problem there. I just remember that my engine overhaul class teacher told us that if the rear cam bearing is installed incorrectly you will get no oil pressure reading on the gauge. And I have been trying to figure out why since I am thinking it is just like jsully02 said. I mean I pulled this thing apart and ran pipe cleaners all through it, I know where the oil galleys are and where the passages are and couldn't for the life of me figure out why it wouldn't show oil pressure with the cam bearing not installed right. Thanks for the info.

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